Luke at a hustings event during the General Election campaign in Battersea in 2015.
Local resident and experienced Liberal Democrat campaigner
Luke Taylor’s Personal Background.
Luke is Councillor in Sutton West and East Cheam ward in the constituency, and lives in Belmont Ward with his wife and two sons.
Luke works as a Project Manager and analyst for a consultancy, managing transport planning projects at airports around the world. He has a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London.
His experience managing large and complex projects around the world has given him an appreciation of the importance of data and analysis to ensure that decisions are backed up by evidence. This is particularly important when planning campaigns and measuring the success of different messaging and policies.
In his professional life as well as politics, Luke understands that the most critical key to success is to involve the appropriate stakeholders at key stages of projects, in Sutton and Cheam the most important stakeholders will be the residents, but also include the campaign team members that will help unseat the current Tory MP.
Luke grew up in rural Lincolnshire, and spent many weekends helping his Dad leaflet and canvass small villages across the countryside. Luke’s Father was a Liberal Democrat District Councillor for 24 years, and he taught him about the great honour he had serving his community for that time, and helping those in need.
After graduating from Imperial College he started working for a large engineering consult in Central London and moved south of the river to Vauxhall and then to Battersea, then to Mitcham and finally moving with his family to Cheam in November 2020.